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is to wash your happened-- wash your hands. reporting live janine de la vega. >>> vice president joe biden continues his gun violence meetings. this time he will meet with members of congress. tomorrow vice president will give president obama his recommendations for new gun control policies. coming up at 5:15 the national rifle association predicts how congress would vote on an assault weapons ban. >>> one month after the newtown, connecticut school shooting people there are now talking about what should be done with santa hook elementary school. at a meeting yesterday there were differing opinions on whether students and staff should ever go back to the building where a gunman killed 20 first graders and six teachers. some say the school should be torn down, replaced with a memorial to honor those that were killed december 14th. >> knock that school down and make it sacred ground. memorial to all the people that were destroyed that day. >> knocking down the school would be knocking down the memories of all the children that went there. >> this coming friday there will be another meeting a
that is coming up in our next half hour. >>> also this morning at the white house vice president joe biden continues his gun violence meetings. this time hearing from members of congress. tomorrow the vice president will give president obama his recommendations for new gun control policies. coming up the national rifle association predicts how congress would vote on an assault weapons ban. >>> it was a busy weekend at bay area hospitals with people reporting flu like symptoms. >> reporter: people are encouraged to get a flu shot. here at kizer santa clara it was very busy with people in the emergency room being treated for flu and respiratory virus. to the rest of the country has been hit hard. the latest state to declare a public -- valley medical center is not reporting an uptake of cases yesterday yet. but doctors are urging people not to be complacent. we asked people this morning if they had gotten the vaccine. >> i had my concern. i had a flu shot last year. and -- one and only time i did have it, it was pretty bad. >> health experts expect more people to come down with fever aches a
client grew up in an abusive environment. >>> vice president joe biden turned in his recommendations for new gun control measures today after he met with the gun control task force. some of the considerations are tighter back ground checks, ban on assault weapons. the president offered an update. >> my starting point is not to worry about the politics. my starting point is to focus on what makes sense. what works. what should we be doing to make sure our children are safe. and we are reducing gun violence. >> this debate comes one month after the sandy hook elementary school massacre. president obama hopes to unveil a road map for curving gun violence in days. >> jackie spear is calling on the president to act independently of congress. >> i recommend he do by executive action because i am not confident this congress is going going to have the guts to do what is right. >> she was one of 12 democrats who met with vice president joe biden this among discuss thew prevent gun violence. she survived being shot several times during a visit to giana 30 years ago. >>> san francisco's muni pa
. >> reporter: president obama is reviewing a list of proposals from joe biden about how to reduce gun violence. the two met earlier today to go over the vice president's recommendations over how to tighten tougher gun laws. among the proposals under consideration are a ban on assault weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. here in the bay area gun buy back is scheduled for tomorrow in marin city. the event offers gun owners $200 to turn in their semi automat weapons. and $100 for other guns. the guns can be brought to police stations in novato, san rafael, and point rays from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. guns will be accepted from residents of marin, sonoma, san francisco and contra costa counties. >>> santa cruz police are searching for a man who groped a 12-year-old girl. here is a police sketch of thiasus protect. the girl was attacked on friday as she walked home from school on watt null avenue. the suspected is described as latino in his 20s about six feet tall. more than 250 pounds and wearing wire rim glasses. marin city man is accused of rape is behind bars today. jovan jones sexually a
. newtown city leaders say they hope to make a decision by the spring. >>> joe biden continues his gun violence meetings. this time getting input from members of the house of representatives. he is scheduled to meet with the lawmakers at 8:00 this morning our time. that follows meetings of gun owners and representatives of the entertainment industry. he will give president obama his recommendations for new gun policies by tomorrow. >>> meantime crowds flocked to daly city over the weekend. coming up the popular item at the cross roads of the west gun show and local event tomorrow offering money in exchange for firearms. >>> we are learning u.s. troops assisted in an attempt to rescue -- president obama says u.s. forces provided limited technical support. on friday french troops launched an assault on a compound. a french soldier was killed in the attack and they believe the hostage was killed by its captors. >>> pg&e is defending its pipeline testing. pg&e's lawyer aaccidents the program measured up to gas industry stap cards. the claim is reportedly part of the effort to minimize the
spent time volunteering today as part of a day of service linked to the inauguration. vice president joe biden and his wife jill, parking 100,000 care packages for the troops overseas. people here in the bay area also intervene conveniented -- intervened. alex savidge has more on this. >> reporter: construction got underway early this morning, a habitat for community, volunteers in hard hats fanned through the in daly city. some painted. >> we're really looking forward to coming together and finding a way to service and really to contribute. >> reporter: about 100 people took part today helping put the finishing touches on this 36 unit complex that will provide affordable housing for bay area families. but -- but those chosen families do have to put up work. they help build the home they will live in. >> reporter: the volunteers started to build this back in 2010. it's the largest habitat for humanity project in the world. rob alvarado working on the roof today was here when construction first started and came back for this national day of service. >> i feel like, you've had a lot of opp
obama and vice-president joe biden attended a wreath layinging at the cemetery -- a we will laying at the cemetery. >>> high surf advisory is in effect at bay area beaches. it will continue through this afternoon. swells between seven and 10 feet are expected. some will reach up to 0 feet. beach goers and fishermen are told to use caution. alex savidge is live at half moon bay with the extreme surfing set to start an hour from now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: well, that's right we are here at pillar point harbor in half moon bay. i talked with one of the competitors. he is very excited and keep in mind, this is the first time they held the mavericks surf contest since 2010. so a lot of buzz this morning. this is what it looked like on the harbor. servers were getting boards ready and they are going to get ready to get on the contest that starts a short time from now. fans out here as well. everyone is fired up for the big event. surfers expecting a nice mix of big swells. and keep in mind, this area near pillar point is full of hazards, that's what makes it so intriguing. stro
. here's a look at the schedule. vice president joe biden will be sworn in first and then president obama will be sworn in at a small ceremony at the white house. the public swearing in on monday morning followed by the parade and ball. our reporters will have live reports beginning tomorrow morning right here on mornings on 2. >>> as the 49ers prepare for the championship gauge one of the -- game, one of the stars is being accused of assault. the police say the incident came just hours after he helped the niners beat the packers. the special victim's unit is investigating. he was interviewed with his lawyer present. >> i can't go into details on the investigation. it is still active and ongoing. what i can tell you is that we did interview mr. crabtree. he was co-optive. >> the allegation is said to be shocking for fans. >> it's a shock. it's so new so the details have to come out and we'll figure it out later. hopefully we'll take the win and go after that. >> no matter what, the team will pull together and do a good job on sunday. we are going to support them. >> the niner's players an
, vice president joe biden continues his gun violence meetings. this time he'll be meeting with members of congress. tomorrow the vice president will give president obama his recommendations for new gun control policies. coming up for you at 7:15, the national rifle association makes a prediction of how congress would vote on an assault weapons ban. >>> also new this morning, president obama will hold his first news conference of the new year at 8:15 this morning. among the issues the president is expected to deal with, looming fiscal fights with congress and his efforts to control guns. we'll listen in on some of the president's remarks live once he begins to speak. >>> 7:06. large ships could soon face new restrictions when sailing under the bay bridge. this comes after an empty oil tanker hit a tower of bridge last week. officials say there was limited visibility due to fog when the tanker collided with the fender of the tower causing up to $4 million in damage. the harbor safety committee is now revisiting guide lines about sailing in fog which exempts the bay bridge and golden gate
. president obama is talking about reducing gun violence. joe biden is speaking right now. killed trying to save those hildren. >>> six members of the staff killed trying to save those children. it's been hard for the nation to comprepare hend. hard for the nation -- comprepare hend and hard for the -- comprehend and hard for the nation to fathom. time is not measured in days but is measured in minutes, in seconds since you received that news. another minute without your daughter, another minute without your sun. another minute without your wife, another minute without your mom. i want to personally thank chris and lynn mcdonald who lost their be and for again the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire, i admire the grace and the resolve that you all have showing. and i must say i've been deeply affected by your faith as well. and the president and i are going to do everything to try to match the resolve you demonstrated. no one can know for certain if this senseless act could have been prevented but we all know we have a moral obligation, a moral obligation to do everything in
to meet with vice president joe biden and his gun task force tomorrow to try to come up with a plan to curb gun violence. the nash rifle association opposes any new gun laws. jackie spear is calling on the president to use his executive powers to act. >> i recommended that he do by executive action as much as he can, because i am not very confident that this congress is going to have the guts to do what's right. >> the task force recommendations are expected to include requiring background checks for all gun purchases, a limit on the numbers of bullets allowed in magazines, and a new ban on assault weapons. >>> in the bay area, a gun buy back is scheduled for tomorrow in marin county. from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. >>> u.s. supreme court justice clarence thomas broke a 7-year long silence today when he spoke out loud during oral arguments, but he broke he violence not with a question, but a joke. thomas is known for rarely commenting from the bench. in fact, the last time he did so during a case was february of 2006. but today, during arguments, he made a joke about ivy league lawyers
of vice president joe biden's gun task force. he met with video game makers, the nra, walmart and congressional democrats. the meetings did not include republicans from the house and senate. >> it sends a clear signal that the biden task force had a predetermined it outcome and all the meetings that were held were done for show. >> reporter: >> the white house says vice presidentwiden met with members of congress who requested a meeting. >> new york became the first state to pass significant gun control legislation following that school massacre in connecticut. governor andrew cuomo signed that measure after quick debate and approval in both house wases of the state legislature. it places tougher restrictions on gun sales and bans sales of large magazines. it would require a therapist to report any patient who made a credible threat to use a gun illegally. >>> new york state has the toughest gun laws in the country. here's how california compares. last year governor brown vetoed a bill that would have required the mandatory reporting of stolen firearms. right now the state doe
an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> reporter: vice president joe biden met with several stake holders in the gun debate last week. he's expected to make recommendations to the president on how to reduce gun violence by tuesday. in the meantime, one senator is calling on stores that sell firearms to take the first step. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers, like wal- mart and sports authority, to suspend sales of modern assault- style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> reporter: but while solutions are discussed in washington, the police investigation into the tragedy at sandy hook has not been concluded and newtown is still grieving. >> this is going to take a long time, even after that report comes out for this community to recover. >> reporter: april williams, ktvu channel 2news. >>> the mayor of a massachusetts town is launching a buyback, not of guns, but of violent video games. >> we know that if they were to take away all these things, it would still be bad people doing bad things. but in our small
. president obama is reviewing recommendations from vice president joe biden about new gun policy legislation. reportedly, the president is considering 19 steps that could be taken through executive action without having to go through congress. >>> we're gonna find up what facebook's big secret is. the menlo park-based social network is making an announcement at 10:00 this morning. last week, facebook issues an invitation. it includes "come and see what we're building." >>> and firefighters are putting out hot spots at an early-morning pier fire in crockett. investigators say it's suspicious. alex savidge was the first reporter there. he's back there. >> reporter: form, dave. arson investigators will be -- gear, dave. arson investigators will be -- good morning, dave. arson investigators will be continuing to investigate. they have a witness say they saw a small warming fire. they believe it may have been used possibly by fishermen and it's possible that fire grew out of hand. you can see five hours after this fire started we're still seeing this pier smoldering and from time to time we're se
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